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Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: Floor 6R

Floor 6R Floor 6R by Harlan J. Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review of Floor 6R

Set in a fancy and historic hotel on Palm Beach Island, FL, in a wealthy area, this paranormal thriller has an exciting premise and weaves in science fiction topics as well as paranormal elements. The historic "Palm Beach Inn" once hosted the very wealthy, who enjoyed an island paradise and catering to their whims. However, a drastic fire in February 1927, some 2 and a half years before the stock market crash, resulted in many fatalities, followed eventually by some incomplete remodeling. Many decades later, several visitors to the hotel, at different times, discover that the elevator has additional buttons to the regular 6: 1R, 2R, 3R, 4R, 5R, and 6R. Also, the elevator incomprehensibly has a back door!

A few of these visitors, specifically a young newlywed, an adolescent, and later two younger sisters, find and use the back door, which leads to Floor 6R, an unusued area not remodeled after the fire. Floor 6R is not only haunted; it also leads to a bridge to an earlier time--for those who will serve an altruistic purpose in changing the course of the Hotel's history and future.

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